Visiting Scholars Fellowship Program – Occupational Therapy

  • Full Time
  • San Marcos, CA

Visiting Scholars Fellowship Program – Occupational Therapy

The Visiting Scholars Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity to develop teaching and professional presence on a national level while teaching in residence at a campus for a minimum of two years.

During their two years with The University, the visiting scholar provides engaging clinically-focused learning opportunities for students in the health science professions, through face-to-face, blended, and online delivery methods.

Scholars are provided with:

  • $10K Visiting Scholars Fellowship Award
  • Option for up to $10k to support a scholarship or a research initiative
  • Housing allowance during residency
  • Moving expenses for you and your family

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching: provides student-centered learning through best practice teaching activities

  • Optimizes class/lab/online environment that is conducive to student learning by developing creative, challenging, and evidence-based learning opportunities.
  • Uses learning assessment information to improve teaching and curriculum; participates in quality improvement initiatives to meet program and institutional goals.
  • Provides current, organized, error-free instructional materials.
  • Maintains all components of the learning environment including online course portal management.

Scholarship: actively engages in scholarship to advance knowledge

  • Establishes and implements an approved scholarship plan/faculty development plan as required by accreditation and university standards.
  • Stays current with clinical practice and evidence that support content area expertise and professional growth.
  • Disseminates scholarly work consistent with University policies and accreditation expectations.

Service: supports shared governance and promoting one’s profession

  • Serves on programmatic and university committees as assigned.
  • Actively participates in his/her professional association.
  • Serves as university liaison in community and/or professional activities.
  • Uses release time that enhances the program (e.g. – clinical practice, consultation, advanced degree, research, service) as approved by the program director.
  • Participates in university governance, curriculum planning, and functions to support the development and growth of the institution.

Administration: supports efficient and consistent practices across all programs

  • Performs course coordinator and lead instructor roles as assigned; works collaboratively with members of the team.
  • Advises students on academic, professional, and/or personal issues while providing referrals when appropriate.
  • Provides other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Completes annual self-evaluation of faculty performance and sets goals for the next year in collaboration with the program director; is actively engaged in faculty development opportunities to meet performance goals.

Professionalism: displays the behaviors of a professional academician and follows expected discipline-specific Code of Ethics

  • Promotes professionalism by modeling and encouraging such behaviors inside and outside the classroom setting.
  • Supports and exemplifies the University’s core values.
  • Actively engages in interprofessional collaboration activities.
  • Upholds and enforces student and faculty handbook policies and University policies/procedures.

Position in Organization:
Reports to: Academic Program Director/Assistant Academic Program Director
Positions SupervisedContributing Faculty, Lab Assistants when assigned to courses.

Technical, Managerial & People Skills Required:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on the performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
Post-professional doctoral degree preferred. Candidates currently enrolled in a post-professional doctorate program will be considered.

  • Teaching experience at the college/university level is preferred.
  • Experience with distance learning is preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of clinical experience is required.
  • Experience in scholarly activity is preferred.
  • Learning outcomes include lesson planning, design of the project, work-integrated, group learning experiences, or interactive learning objects. Has depth of expertise in pedagogy, andragogy, and overall learning effectiveness.

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